Commentary: Celebrating school choice in Maine amid the pandemicFamilies' education struggles are made tougher by state caps on the number of public charter schools and enrollment in virtual charters.Press Herald Shared .
Next step for Maine's climate goals: Proposed laws to make them realityDozens of ideas being promoted by lawmakers this year represent the next phase of state government's aggressive effort to address a rapidly changing climate.Press Herald Shared .
Free tax filing services offered by Western Maine CA$H CoalitionClients who make $56,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation services with the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area.Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .
Wayne DeLano Duo prepare for Jan. 29 concertA Wayne DeLano livestream concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, via the Camden Opera House Facebook page.Sun Journal Shared .
Out of the Blue Livestream series to feature Samuel JamesWith a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician James sings with an authenticity lost in time.Sun Journal Shared .
NBA roundup: Young's 38 points lead Hawks past depleted Clippers, 108-99ATLANTA â Trae Young scored 38 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 108-99 on Tuesday night, ending the Clippers' seven-game winning streak.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Myra MilesMyra Miles, 84, of Yorba Linda, Calif. passed away after a stroke on Jan. 20, 2021 in...Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Roland St. AmourRoland St. Amour, 97, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2021 at the Maine Veteran's Home in South...Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Real "Al" R. CoutureCouture, 90, of Jay passed away peacefully at his home in Jay Jan.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Raymond W. LaRueUS ARMY RESERVE Raymond W. LaRue, 86, formerly of Lewiston, passed away on Friday, Jan.Sun Journal Shared .
Boundary dispute that led a Dover-Foxcroft man to saw neighbor's garage in half now rests in judge's handsAfter widespread media coverage of the incident in late July, the Ritters sued Gabriel Brawn and his wife, Tracy Brawn, in Piscataquis County Superior Court in August.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Opinion: We've got to do everything, and more, to stop the pandemic"Nobody worries about the water bill when they're fighting a house fire. Our house is on fire," David Farmer writes.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Good Life Center seeks residents for 2021 season after pandemic closureEach year the Good Life Center offers a couple or individual to live at and care for Forest Farm, the historic homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Canada's worst-ever mass shooting was committed with guns from MaineThree of the guns used, including the AR-15-style gun, were acquired by Wortman while visiting Maine.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Geography and low supply working against older Mainers in vaccine waiting gameAt the rate of the state's current allocations, it could be months until all residents age 70 and up are vaccinated, though President Joe Biden's administration has said vaccine orders will increase next week.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Hungry bear goes camping in this trail cam photoDon't give Yogi and Boo-Boo a reason to raid your own picnic basket.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Looking Back on Jan. 27There was a remarkable congregation at the Elm St. Universalist church. Auburn, Sunday. when Dr. Roderick J. Mooney spoke on "Thy Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor." The Social Club of the church will hold Its regular monthly meeting and supper Tuesday evening In the vestry.Sun Journal Shared .
SeniorsPlus offers variety of classes for FebruaryLEWISTON — SeniorsPlus has announced its Online Education Center classes for February. Due to the pandemic and CDC guidelines, all classes are held virtually.Sun Journal Shared .
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Mid Maine Vettes Corvette Club elects 2021 officersThe Mid Maine Vettes Corvette Club held its annual Christmas party at the Village Inn in Auburn, during which it planned events and elected officers.Sun Journal Shared .
Rich Lowry: 'Free speech for me, but not for thee'Journalists have lurched from finding a threat to freedom to the press in every criticism of reporters and news outlets by former President Donald Trump to themselves calling for unwelcome media organizations to be shut down.Sun Journal Shared .
In rebuttal: Don Prince: Justice needs to be served to TrumpI would like to respond to Mary Jones Jan. 20 letter. She emphasizes the power of the word, but overlooks how that power was misused by our former president.Sun Journal Shared .
Mid Maine Vettes Corvette Club elects 2021 officersThe Mid Maine Vettes Corvette Club held its annual Christmas party at the Village Inn in Auburn, during which it planned events and elected officers.Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .
DuBois Realty Group donates to AuburnAUBURN — The DuBois Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty recently concluded its Give Where You Live giving campaign for 2020 and presented Auburn / Lewiston YMCA with a donation of $1,200 for its youth scholarship program.Sun Journal Shared .
DuBois Realty Group donates to Trinity Jubilee CenterAUBURN — The DuBois Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty recently donated $1,500 to Trinity Jubilee Center as part of its Give Where You Live giving campaign.Sun Journal Shared .
Fontaine Family hires Megan TrundyAUBURN — Fontaine Family - The Real Estate Leader has hired Megan Trundy to the team at its Auburn location.Sun Journal Shared .
Old Town girls open season with hard-fought victory over HermonThe Coyotes using a 16-1 first-half run to build a 17-point lead before withstanding a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Hawks.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Lucro Management hires Stacy OReillyAUBURN — Lucro Management, the management group for Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, has appointed Stacy OReilly as general manager of the hotel.Sun Journal Shared .
Sebago Technics acquires Sawyer Engineering and SurveyingSOUTH PORTLAND — Sebago Technics, a civil engineering, survey, transportation, landscape architecture and environmental services consulting firm, has acquired Sawyer Engineering and Surveying of Bridgton.Sun Journal Shared .
Driver in Lewiston crash injured, cited for no licenseThe vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Sabattus Street.Sun Journal Shared .
Local roundup: Winnie LaRochelle leads Rangeley past Forest HillsLaRochelle puts up 30 points in victory. Also, Madison Forgue's 14 points aren't enough for Winthrop to beat Gardiner.Sun Journal Shared .
Lewiston council poised to approve equity and diversity committee recommendationsLEWISTON â The City Council will vote next week on a slate of recommendations from the Equity and Diversity Committee, which calls for a new human resources position that would be tasked with developing a workforce representative of the demographics of the city.Sun Journal Shared .
Farmington selectmen deadlocked over climate pollution resolutionThe board will revisit the issue when all members are present.Sun Journal Shared .
Gabe Gifford gets hot late, lifts Old Town boys past HermonHermon took a 49-48 lead into the final period, but Gifford â who had shot 0-for-7 from the field, including 0-for-4 from beyond the arc, during the first three quarters â buried back-to-back shots from 3-point land to give coach Garrett Libbyâs club a sudden 54-49 lead.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visitLeahy, who'd been in his Capitol office, was taken to George Washington University Hospital "out of an abundance of caution" after being examined by Congress' attending physician, Leahy spokesman David Carle said.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Smith scores in OT as Bruins get past the PenguinsCraig Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night, leading the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden in Boston.Eastern Maine Sports Shared .
Ogunquit selectman facing OUI, burglary and theft chargesWells police say John M. Daley took his car from an impound lot after he was arrested on the charge of operating under the influence.Press Herald Shared .
University of Maine delays all athletic eventsPORTLAND – The University of Maine has announced it will be delaying all athletic events through at least February 4.WGME Shared .
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riotA high-level sign-off on Guard deployment was required in part because Pentagon leaders had been lambasted for actions the District Guard took during last June's racial justice protests.Press Herald Shared .
Big second quarter propels Brewer to win over FoxcroftDOVER-FOXCROFT The Brewer Witches outscored Foxcroft 24-9 in the second quarter and rolled to a 75-41 schoolboy basketball win on Tuesday night.Eastern Maine Sports Shared .
High school roundup: Allen's 10 3-pointers carry Central boys past BCBangor Christian: Conrad Straubel 4-0-8, Zakery Chadbourne, Isaiah Jackson, Kaeden Robert 5-0-10, Ryan Libby 2-0-5, Colton White 2-0-4, Chris Urquhart 1-2-4, Tyler Libby, Jason Libby 9-0-22, Robert Giles.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Capitol Police chief apologizes for failures in Jan. 6 siegeLaw enforcement 'failed to meet its own high standards as well as yours,' Yogananda Pittman told members of Congress on Tuesday.Press Herald Shared .
Photos: First responders get second COVID-19 vaccinationJohn McCauley, facilities management coordinator at United Ambulance Service, looks away as he receives his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday at Underhill Arena at Bates College in Lewiston.Sun Journal Shared .
Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation banThe state of Texas sued last week over a Department of Homeland Security memo that instructed immigration agencies to pause most deportations.Press Herald Shared .
Maine CASA to hold online trainingREGION — Interested in advocating for the best interests of a Maine child? The Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates program is holding its spring training for volunteer advocates on March 23-26, 2021.Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .
Maine labs receive go-ahead to start testing adult-use cannabisNova Analytic Labs received the green light to start testing adult-use cannabis on Friday. At Nova Analytic, workers say testing marijuana is not just about making sure the product is safe, but measuring its potency, which determines how it can be sold and provides buyers with information about the product.WGME Shared .
Maine Voices: Ending hunger in Maine by decade's end is still within our reachWorking with elected officials and philanthropic groups, we must invest in strategies that provide not only short-term relief but also long-term solutions.Press Herald Shared .
Only one of the world's 29 poorest countries has started coronavirus vaccinationsWorld Health Organization officials said last week that the West African nation of Guinea is the only low-income country of 29 to begin vaccinating.Press Herald Shared .
Democrats prep for Biden's virus aid package with or without RepublicansA bipartisan group of senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, held a lengthy private meeting with the White House on Sunday and are talking on their own about trying to craft a more targeted bill.Press Herald Shared .
Relationships, Friendships and TranquilityOne of my favorite views on the Marginal Way. I used to sit here with my Dad.Becca's Event Horizon Shared .
Maine fishing groups remain skeptical of offshore wind plansThe fishing groups said they are concerned that development of wind energy off Maine will harm longstanding industries such as lobster fishing.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Golf notes: Davis Love III appointed captain again, this time for Presidents CupThe Presidents Cup in 2022 at Quail Hollow Club will be the third time Davis Love III has been captain of a U.S. team in the last 10 years.Sun Journal Shared .
Nonprofit holds 1st drive-through vaccination clinic in southern MaineA Brunswick nonprofit that provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities vaccinated about 70 clients and 90 caregivers on Monday outside its headquarters.Bangor Daily News Shared .
2019-Day 102: indecisive NERO at Abol Bridge editionAugust 3, 2019Â I had a decent night of sleep despite our bed of roots and the fact that Oaklandâs sleeping pad kept cozying over to mine.Escape To Which Mountain Shared .
Curt Schilling 16 votes shy of Baseball Hall of Fame enshrinementSchilling has ostracized himself in retirement by directing hateful remarks toward Muslims, transgender people, journalists and others.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Twin City Thunder score twice late in the third period to defeat Utica Jr. CometsJunior hockey: Twin City captain Nick Rashkovsky scores the go-ahead goal in 5-3 win over Utica.Sun Journal Shared .
Nordic ski teams at southern Maine schools face a new obstaclePractices have resumed at many schools this week, but without snow there's a lot of running, strength training and agility work.Press Herald Shared .
Maine Governoras Proposed Supplemental Budget a Federal Conformity SummarizedMaine Governor Janet Mills submitted a supplemental budget, as amended by a change package submitted on January 25, 2021.The National Law Review Shared .
Jan. 26, 2021: Vaccine Registry On The Way…Soon-ish….This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.This Day in Maine Shared .
Bear Witness: Maine Requires Direct TestimonyThe state clarified its prior rulings regarding witness testimony in foreclosure cases. Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.DSNews Shared .
Northern Light Inland Hospital's vaccination clinics start off in FairfieldKennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield was the site Tuesday of Northern Light Inland Hospital's first vaccination clinic for health care workers and people 70 and older.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Maine Man to Stay in the Never Miss a Super Bowl ClubA Maine man who has gone to every Super Bowl ever isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic stop him from keeping the streak going.NECN Shared .
These cheesy waffletators are the potato dish you didn't know you were missingThey brown up in a jiffy, have a terrific crunchy exterior and satisfy that craving for something deep fried only without the mess of a pot of oil smoking up the kitchen.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Commentary: Watching Tom Brady from Florida is like an episode of ‘Twilight Zone'"Seeing the names on the wrong jerseys is almost like color blindness. I'm surrounded by fans of the guys I cheer for, but the uniforms are so wrong," Jeff Solari writes.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Washington Post's executive editor retiring next monthNEW YORK â Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who has led the newspaper on a resurgence in recent years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February.Press Herald Shared .
On Your Side: The difference between COVID tests in MaineWith so many different types of COVID tests in Maine, finding the right one to sign up for can be confusing.WGME Shared .
Northern Light to open site in Bangor area that can vaccinate 2,000 people per dayBangor City Council Chair Dan Tremble said the city has been negotiating with Northern Light over the use of the Cross Insurance Center.Bangor Daily News Shared .
DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration ruleThe "zero tolerance" policy meant that any adult caught crossing the border illegally would be prosecuted for illegal entry.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siegeTheir total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends' willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy to preside at Trump impeachmentLeahy, a Democrat, is the president pro tem of the Senate, meaning he is the senior senator of the party that holds the majority in the chamber.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Susan Collins joins 4 other Republicans to reject dismissing Trump impeachment trialBoth Collins and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, are among a group of 30 senators who have not said how they would vote on removal.Bangor Daily News Shared .
New troupe takes on modern fable "The Swan"STEUBEN â WinterSea Theatre Experiment, a newly founded theater troupe, will perform Elizabeth Egloffâs contemporary fable âThe Swan, â a comic and mysterious take on the Leda and the Swan myth, at 7:30 p.m.The Ellsworth American Shared .
From Augusta north to Pittsfield, Maine Department of Transportation plans big ticket construction projectsThe MDOT released a searchable database for projects targeted to be completed between 2021-23 that includes smaller, maintenance projects as well.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Trump impeachment trial proceeds with support from just 5 Senate Republicans, including CollinsTuesday's vote on an effort to dismiss the trial shows a lack of votes for conviction, which requires support from two-thirds of the Senate.Press Herald Shared .
Washington Post's executive editor retiring next monthLiev Schreiber portrayed Marty Baron in the 2015 movie 'Spotlight' about the Boston Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Maine Maritime Academy Partners With SailplanMaine Maritime Academy announced Tuesday it is partnering with maritime technology company SailPlan to accelerate the development of an intelligent vessel's navigation platform and shoreside vessel control.MarineLink Shared .
Nonprofit holds Maine's 1st drive-through vaccination clinicBRUNSWICK, Maine â More than 150 people received vaccinations for COVID-19 in the states first drive-thru clinic, officials said.WHDH 7News Shared .
42 North Dental Continues Expansion into Maine with the Affiliation of Restorative and Aesthetic Dental Associates42 North Dental welcomes Restorative and Aesthetic Dental Associates located in Portland, Maine to their portfolio of...42 North Dental Shared .
It's a beautiful day in Mr. Ben's neighborhoodBANGOR â I love Ben Layman. Whenever I see this triple-threat actorâs name on the cast list of an area theatrical event â most often, these days, the Penobscot Theatre Companyâ I know I am going to have a terrific time.The Ellsworth American Shared .
New Sharon couple died in a domestic violence shootingPolice found the bodies of both Jessica Dapolito, 42, and her husband, Robert, Dapolito, 55, at their residence on Hovey Road in New Sharon.Press Herald Shared .
and Skowhegan-based school districts report another three cases of COVID-19Two staff members in Skowhegan-based Maine School Administrative District 54 and a person connected to Winslow Elementary School have tested positive for the coronavirus.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Biden presses Russia's Putin on opposition leader Navalny, nuclear treatyIn his first call with the Russian president, President Joe Biden said his administration was assessing the SolarWinds cyber breach and the reports that Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan.Press Herald Shared .
Lyme disease cases likely 10 times higher than previously reportedMaine set a record in 2019 with 2,079 cases of the tick-borne illness, but a federal report suggests the actual number is much higher.Press Herald Shared .
RSU 9 Board of Directors agendaExecutive Session I. Call to order II. Pledge of allegiance III. Public comment IV. Report of the chairperson A.Sun Journal Shared .
Maine Med. asks nurses to attend training with anti-union consulting firmThe struggle over whether nurses at Maine Medical Center will unionize is heating up. Multiple nurses say hospital administrators are requiring them to attend training sessions with an anti-union consulting firm.MSN Shared .
Central Maine Healthcare hires Kara Aleixo JohnsonLEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare has hired Kara Aleixo Johnson as system director of philanthropy.Sun Journal Shared .
New Surry Theatre serves up political satireBLUE HILL — A funny thing happened on the way to the pandemic. Almost a year ago, as COVID-19 hit the East Coast, amateur and professional theaters.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Critter Chatter a Gray Fox: In a Class of Its OwnDon Cote of Duck Pond Wildlife Rehab has a soft spot for foxes. Although he rehabs mostly reds, I sense he's partial to the grays.Natural Resources Council Of Maine Shared .
Biden moving to advance racial equity, including end of privately run federal prisonsThe president will also direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development to take steps necessary to promote equitable housing policy.Press Herald Shared .
U.S. announces restoration of relations with PalestiniansU.S. President Joe Biden's administration is announcing a restoration of relations with the Palestinians and a renewal of aid to Palestinian refugees.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Biden moving to advance racial equity, including end of privately run federal prisonsThe president will also direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development to take steps necessary to promote equitable housing policy.Kennebec Journal Shared .
What is this mystery beast photographed in Maine?Norman Tremblay of Penobscot County, Maine captured this trail cam image of a strange creature walking through the forest of Lowell.Boing Boing Shared .
Opponents of CMP shutoff notices file appeal to reinstate banThe group maintains that sending such notices during the winter and at the height of the pandemic is 'unreasonable' under Maine law.Sun Journal Shared .
Ellsworth boys run past Bucks; Bucksport girls top SearsportBUCKSPORT — Two local basketball teams shook off losing starts to the 2021 season with big wins in their most recent games.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Clinton man arrested, charged with evading arrest, injuring officerJames H. Simonson, 60, of Clinton, was being sought after on a warrant for failing to appear on a drug trafficking charge in Somerset County.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Music student programming offered onlineBLUE HILL — For the first time in its history spanning 43 years, the Blue Hill Concert Association has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Parts of Maine can expect about an inch of snow WednesdayThe snowfall is expected to be light in Maine. But parts of the Midwest are getting heavy snow that is disrupting travel.Sun Journal Shared .
Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of stateThe position is the most senior Cabinet position, with the secretary fourth in the line of presidential succession.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Internet outages hit East Coast, causing problems for Verizon, Zoom, Slack, GmailUsers reported trouble accessing apps that have become necessities to keep work-from-home life running smoothly during the coronavirus pandemic.Press Herald Shared .
UMA architecture students designing potential space for Augusta Teen CenterThe University of Maine at Augusta architecture students will create design plans for renovation of an existing Water Street building to reflect the needs and wants of the Augusta Teen Center.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Vaccine Demand Far Outpaces Supply For Mainers 70 And OlderMaineHealth has opened a clinic in Westbrook this week to vaccinate people 70 and older against COVID-19.Maine Public Shared .
Some Maine soldiers are returning home, others heading to D.C.Most of the original 200 soldiers who were deployed to protect the nation's capital are returning to Maine, but some have volunteered to stay.Press Herald Shared .
White House expected to tell governors they will get more coronavirus vaccine starting next weekThe expected increase will be about 16 percent but will not fully alleviate shortages.Press Herald Shared .
When life gives her lemons, she makes wingsThe latest issue of Bon Appetit magazine inspired me to prepare Lemon Chicken Wings. The wings are marinated in a zesty, bright, fresh lemon dressing, baked until crispy and golden brown in the oven and then tossed with a lemon-feta dressing.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Some Maine soldiers are returning home, others heading to D.C.Most of the original 200 soldiers who were deployed to protect the nation's capital are returning to Maine, but some have volunteered to stay.Kennebec Journal Shared .
State of Maine: Our lawmakers need to show us thereas another way forwardASo much for âDirigo.â Instead of demonstrating how a legislative body can functionÂ wellÂ despite deep philosophical differences, it seems the Maine Legislature is striving to become Washington, Â D.C.âs mini-me.Â.Mount Desert Islander Shared .
Rigger severely injured in accident at Bath Iron WorksGarret Lynn Bailey has undergone several surgeries and other procedures since the accident for injuries that the Local S6 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers described as âsome of the most severeâ its members have seen.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Scallop fishermen brave the cold and new territoryThe scallops they are finding tend to be smaller, said Allen Walls, and overfishing can be a problem.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Lobstermen react to proposed NOAA ruleAt this latest meeting, local lobstermen echoed similar concerns they aired when discussions started two years ago: NOAA is relying on incomplete and outdated data, and fishermen are not seeing right whales in Maine waters.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Former DMR official joins fishing group"I am joining this effort because too many aquaculture leases are being approved without the ability to adequately oversee and monitor those leases," said Jon Lewis, who worked with the Maine Department of Marine Resources Aquaculture Program for 23 years as a scientist and diver and ultimately as the director of the Division of Aquaculture.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Shipyard: BIW employee critically injured on the jobThe mechanic, was injured at the shipyard Saturday morning, but the company and union declined to comment on how the injury occurred.Sun Journal Shared .
Bath Iron Works employee 'critically injured' on the job, shipyard saysThe company and union declined to comment on how the mechanic was injured Saturday morning.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Where in Maine? Our Favorite AnswerHere's our favorite letter from December's Where in Maine photo of Rumford Center.Down East Shared .
The Latest: Boston gyms, movie theaters, museums can reopen MondayThe latest on the coronavirus pandemic from around the U.S. and the world.Sun Journal Shared .
Scallop season continues despite closureAMOUNT DESERT ISLANDÂ âÂ Scallop seasonÂ remainsÂ in full swing until the end of MarchÂ for much of the waters of Maine.Mount Desert Islander Shared .
Rep. Pluecker appointed to Maine Board of AgricultureMaine Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau appointed State Representative Bill Pluecker, I-Warren, Tuesday to the Maine Board of Agriculture.PenBay Pilot Shared .
COVID-19 outbreak occurs at Lisbon high and elementary schoolsThere have been five positive COVID-19 cases reported at Lisbon High School and three cases reported at Lisbon Community School.Sun Journal Shared .
Maine police investigate discovery of 2 bodies in New SharonMaine State Police said the bodies of an adult man and woman were discovered on Monday after a request for a well-check visit.WHDH 7News Shared .
Maine preparing central registry for COVID-19 vaccinationsBut it could be 2 to 4 weeks before the online registry and telephone call center go into operation, says Maine's CDC director.Kennebec Journal And Morning Sentinel Shared .
Best Thai Serves from the Heart During Pandemic"I give Thai food five stars out of five." So ends a child's handwritten review on the bulletin board inside the Damariscotta restaurant Best Thai.The Lincoln County News Shared .
Starboard Leadership Consulting executes planned leadership transitionStarboard Leadership Consulting is excited to announce that we are kicking off the new year with the execution of a carefully crafted succession plan.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine added only 400 jobs in December amid virus surgeDecember's anemic job growth mirrors the trend seen over the past three months as the state has grappled with a severe spike in coronavirus transmission.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Skating, Duke Ellington, fish and snow: Historic photos of January in Portland over 80 years ago1938: Snow was dumped into the harbor after the storm. Press Herald photo courtesy Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives.Sun Journal Shared .
Maine's jobless rate holds steady at 5% in DecemberStill, labor economists say many unemployed residents are being misclassified, and that the state's true jobless rate is likely above 10%.Press Herald Shared .
Nonprofit holds Maine's 1st drive-through vaccination clinicBRUNSWICK, Maine — More than 150 people received vaccinations for COVID-19 in the state's first drive-thru clinic, officials said.HoustonChronicle.com Shared .
Maine won't require COVID-19 vaccine for police, corrections officersGov. Janet Mills recently announced changes to the stateâs COVID-19 vaccine plan that prioritized corrections officers and other members of law enforcement, among other groups.Â But even though those personnel often work in close contact with inmates and members of the public, Maine Department of.Beacon Shared .
Northern Light launches hotline as vaccinations expand to older MainersMore clinics in Maine are offering the COVID-19 vaccine this week to people who are at least 70 years of age.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Twitter permanently bans My Pillow CEOTwitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continually perpetuated the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021Boys' basketball Searsport 67, Sumner 50 Girls' basketball Bucksport 50, Searsport 34.The Ellsworth American Shared .
After closing Maine businesses, Mills wants them to pay state taxes on their PPP loansGovernor Janet Mills wants to balance her bloated budget on the backs of struggling small business owners, forcing them to pay $100 million in state income taxes on Paycheck Protection Program loans.The Maine Wire Shared .
Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travelA major winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of Nebraska and Iowa, disrupting traffic and shuttering some schools.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 yearsU.S. home prices jumped in November at the fastest pace in more than six years, fueled by demand for more living space as Americans stick closer to home during the pandemic.Kennebec Journal Shared .
With no games this weekend, UMaine women's basketball team focuses on fundamentalsThe Black Bears welcome the bye week brought on by the university's pause in competition.Kennebec Journal And Morning Sentinel Shared .
Dallas Mayo HodgkinsDallas Mayo Hodgkins, 93, of Whitefield, joined his beloved wife, Barbara on Sunday, Jan.The Lincoln County News Shared .
Kingsley G. BarnesKingsley G. Barnes, 76, of Pittston, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.The Lincoln County News Shared .
Some Maine soldiers are returning home, others heading southAUGUSTA, Maine — About 75 members of the Maine National Guard are headed to Washington, D.C., this week as most of the original 200 soldiers who were deployed are returning home, officials said.SFChronicle.com Shared .
Janet Mills faces her 1st real tax fight with GOP over federal conformity planAssistant Senate Minority Leader Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta, suggested $100 million in cuts to fund conformity.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Credit vs. debit: the benefits and details of bothThere are big differences between debit and credit cards, but many of us may not know when to use each and why.Press Herald Shared .
Biden to reopen ACA marketplaces as pandemic has cost millions of Americans their coverageThe action is among several executive orders the president is issuing in his initial days to demonstrate he intends to steer government in a direction far different from that of his predecessor.Press Herald Shared .
Watch briefing: Maine reports 662 new cases of COVID-19, 11 additional deathsDr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will address the media at 2 p.m.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Maine reports 662 new cases of COVID-19; 11 additional deathsDr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will address the media at 2 p.m.Press Herald Shared .
MEMIC helps its employees find their footing in hazardous Maine winterMaine is one of the country's most dangerous states for workers when it comes to wintertime slips, trips and falls.Mainebiz Shared .
11 more Mainers die as another 662 coronavirus cases are reported across the stateThat brings the total number of coronavirus case reported in Maine to 37,708 and deaths to 558.Bangor Daily News Shared .
NH won't let out-of-state homeowners get COVID-19 vaccinesEarlier rules would have allowed anyone who owned property in New Hampshire, including second homeowners and out-of-state landlords, to get vaccinated in the state, regardless of where they actually live.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Wind moratorium proposed in state waters"This moratorium is an important step that will allow us to continue to alleviate concerns expressed by fishermen and will give us an opportunity to have a more focused conversation around the proposed research array," said Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Patriots fans have ‘no hard feelings' about Tom Brady's defection to the BuccaneersNow that he is getting ready to play in his 10th Super Bowl, many are rooting for him as if he'd never left.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine lawmakers fight over what's a proper face coveringDemocrats are trying to strengthen the Legislature's mask policy after a committee clerk quit because of fears that Republicans are skirting the rules, while Republicans have said that the rules have not been made clear.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine CDC building statewide coronavirus vaccine platformsShah says the reason this is only happening now is because the Trump Administration told states it was going to build this platform for the nation to use.MSN Shared .
Hank Aaron fought as strongly for civil rights as he did for an extra baseHank Aaron knew that freedom fighting is a thousand times more important than hitting a home run or doing a celebration dance in the end zone.Bangor Daily News Shared .
New Maine Conservation Corps Environmental Stewards at Midcoast ConservancyMidcoast Conservancy has welcomed Isobel Curtis and Scott Eisele as its 2021 Maine Conservation Corps.Boothbay Register Shared .
Smaller investors face down hedge funds, as GameStop soarsA head-scratching David and Goliath story is playing out on Wall Street over the stock price of a money-losing video game retailer.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Mid-winter thoughts during CovidJanuary 26, 2021 Morning started out at 8 degrees and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground here in my part of Maine.Kate Cone Writes Shared .
Hancock County sheriffAnother three Mainers have died as 259 more coronavirus cases were reportedÂ across the state on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine sheriff won't let group help addicted inmates over support for Black Lives MatterThe Hancock County sheriff last June barred a local nonprofit from working with addicted jail inmates after the group issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.WGME Shared .
Marijuana Market: Maine's Legal Sales of Pot are Booming Since Last OctoberSince legal sales of recreational marijuana began last October, pot has brought in millions in revenue to the state.Cindy Han Shared .
Nonprofit holds Maine's 1st drive-through vaccination clinicBRUNSWICK, Maine — More than 150 people received vaccinations for COVID-19 in the state's first drive-thru clinic, officials said.AP NEWS Shared .
A litmus test for the climateThe litmus test for an effective climate policy is that it must keep enough fossil fuels in the ground to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the target set by the Paris agreement.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Trans vet from Maine on reversal of service ban: "Not elated, I'm exhausted"Twomey says she was as a sergeant working for NORAD as a weapons controller-tech doing air traffic control, first in Duluth, Minnesota, and eventually near the Arctic Circle.WABI Shared .
The Biden workloadJoe Biden has his hands full.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine university system will conduct more wastewater monitoring for COVID-19The university system uses the program to track for the presence of the virus on its campuses and in surrounding areas.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Republican Rob Portman will not seek reelection to gridlocked SenateThe Republican with a reputation for bipartisanship said the political climate has made it "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress."Bangor Daily News Shared .
Janet Mills Proposes 10-Year Moratorium On Wind Development In Maine-Managed WatersGov. Janet Mills is calling for a 10-year moratorium on new ocean-based wind-energy projects in state waters — and she's promising a modest slowdown of a state-led effort to site 12 turbines in federal waters.Maine Public Shared .
Robert Kraft's sex videos from police sting should be destroyed, judge ordersThe unopposed order comes four months after prosecutors grudgingly threw out two misdemeanor counts against Kraft.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Parts of Maine can expect about an inch of snow WednesdayThe snowfall is expected to be light in Maine. But parts of the Midwest are getting heavy snow that is disrupting travel.Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .
Maine fishing groups remain skeptical of offshore wind plansMembers of the fishing industry in Maine said they remain skeptical of plans to develop offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine in the wake of a moratorium proposed by the states governor.The Washington Times Shared .
Joe Biden walking a high wire with Russia ahead of Vladimir Putin callThe relationship is sure to be different from the one Putin enjoyed with Trump, who was enamored of the Russian leader and sought his approval, casting doubt on Russian interference in the 2016 elections and involvement in a massive hack last year.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Joe Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White HouseThe two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine employers may require COVID-19 vaccinations for public-facing workersAs the coronavirus vaccine raises hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated in the coming months, some workers in Maine may be wondering if their employer will be able to require them to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.MSN Shared .
Rioters flaunt their involvement in deadly Capitol siegeTheir total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends' willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine Arts Education Advocacy DaySponsored by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education and the Arts are Basic Coalition, and supported by the Maine Department of Education, this 90-minute plenary session, featuring reports by Governor Janet T. Mills, Education Commissioner Pender Makin, and state arts education association leaders, will report on the impact of this year's pandemic...Me Arts Ed Shared .
Parts of Maine can expect about an inch of snow ThursdayThe snowfall is expected to be light in Maine. But parts of the Midwest are getting heavy snow that is disrupting travel.Lewiston Sun Journal Shared .
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Vermonter who made Bernie Sanders' famous mittens credits South Portland teacherJen Ellis credits a South Portland home economics teacher with giving her the skills to sew the mittens the Vermont senator made famous at President Biden's inauguration.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Maine Voices: Has delay become a strategy for blocking needed large-scale projects?After 40 months of regulatory proceedings, CMP has secured every needed state and federal approval for the NECEC power line.Press Herald Shared .
11 coronavirus deaths reported statewide in one day in MaineThe current statewide death tally since the start of the pandemic now stands at 558, the Maine Center for Disease Control website said.MSN Shared .
Maine unveils actions to progress research floaterJanet Mills to propose 10-year moratorium on new schemes to help research projects flourish in state-managed waters.ReNEWS - Renewable Energy News Shared .
Maine police investigate discovery of 2 bodies in New SharonMaine State Police said the bodies of an adult man and woman were discovered on Monday after a request for a well-check visit.MSN Shared .
Johnson Hall to present AudiobodyJohnson Hall will present a livestream performance of Audiobody at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Rev. Calvin M. GoodwinCalvin M. Goodwin, FSSP, died peacefully after a long illness on Jan.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Barbara MorseBarbara Morse, 79, of Peru died Jan 20, 2021 at home with her family by her side.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Georgette G. BelangerGeorgette G. Belanger, 94, of College St., Lewiston, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at Montello Manor Nursing Home after...Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Odelie M. LessardOdelie M. Lessard, 82, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2021 at Woodlands Memory Care in Lewiston.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Ellery Phillips Sr.Ellery Phillips Sr., 78, of Turner passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan., 15, 2021, after a long battle with...Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Kathryn Gail HanningKathryn Gail Hanning passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Jan.Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Robert L. Phair Jr.Robert L. Phair Jr. of Livermore, died Jan. 18, 2021 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston from injuries...Sun Journal Shared .
Obituary: Shirley June FrostShirley June Frost, 87, a resident of Wales, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Hospice House of Androscoggin...Sun Journal Shared .
Lawsuit over Dover-Foxcroft hospital's merger with Northern Light dismissedThe plaintiffs argued in the complaint that the June 2019 special legislation that authorized the merger was unconstitutional.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Check out these easy winter adventures in Acadia National ParkTo get you started, here are some easy winter adventures in Acadia on Mount Desert Island.Bangor Daily News Shared .
This trail cam photo of a coyote and its prey shows nature's realityThe subject of the photo — a large coyote, it appears — is carrying a deer leg, and looks to be all set, nutritionally, for the day.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Piscataquis commissioners unlikely to face penalties for adopting resolution in secret"Few in government want to be accused of acting in secret, but there are really no serious financial penalties."Bangor Daily News Shared .
America East adopts new basketball scheduling format to deal with COVID-19 issuesFollowing suit with Hockey East, the America East Conference ditched its composite schedule to better handle COVID-19 complications.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Belfast mourns doctor who cared for community's kids for past 40 yearsHis death last week at 81 after a short illness marks more than just the loss of a man beloved in his community.Bangor Daily News Shared .
The signals Susan Collins is sending as 1 of 30 senators undecided on Trump removalConflicting hints are all we have as Collins' decision not to comment on Trump's potential removal ahead of the Senate trial puts her in contrast with most senators.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Hancock County sheriff barred group from helping addicted inmates after it backed Black Lives MatterSince then, inmates at the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth have been without recovery coaches â peer mentors who start working with inmates while theyâre incarcerated and help them navigate their recovery once theyâre released.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to goal of 1.5 million daily shotsThe president appears to be boosting his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Deaths of Man and Woman Under Investigation in MainePolice in Maine are investigating the deaths of two people. State police responded around 9:40 a.m.NECN Shared .
Brown, Tatum lead Celtics to second straight winJaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum combined for 50 points Monday night, leading the Boston Celtics past the Chicago Bulls 119-103 at the United Center in Chicago.Eastern Maine Sports Shared .
Loss from commercial garage fire in Lisbon estimated at $1 millionDeputy Fire Chief Bob Robittaille said Monday that several firefighters fell on ice at the scene of the three-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:30 p.m.Press Herald Shared .
Maine DOT releases $2.7 billion work planThe Maine Department of Transportation released a $2.7 billion, three-year work plan on Monday.WABI Shared .
Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each yearTwo new papers reveal the growing toll that human-caused global warming is having on the planet's ice.Press Herald Shared .
Bodies of man, woman found in New Sharon homeState police checking on the well-being of a person discovered the deceased Monday morning.Sun Journal Shared .
Lewiston board approves YouTube use for studentsAll grade levels will be able to view educational videos on the platform unless their parents opt out.Sun Journal Shared .
Paris Planning Board gains four new membersThe appointments mean meetings to conduct town business can resume.Sun Journal Shared .
Allen comes up big in Red Devils win at GreenvilleFreshman Izzy Allen recorded 22 points , nine assists, seven rebounds, and five steals to lead Central to a 72-35 win over Greenville on Monday evening.Eastern Maine Sports Shared .
Fred Fournier, master plumber in Wells, dies of injuries from snowmobiling crashAn avid outdoorsman, Fournier was an 'institution' at Moody Beach and beloved in the community.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Jay board raises pay for certified reserve police officersJAY â Selectpersons voted Monday to increase the hourly wage for certified reserve police officers from $16.50 to $20 for full-timers and from $16.50 to $18 for part-timers.Sun Journal Shared .
Lewiston's Nate Libby stepping down as Senate majority leaderLibby, a Democrat from Lewiston, said he'll remain as a senator but since taking a job in December as president of Community Concepts Finance Corp., he no longer has time for the many commitments that a leadership post carries.Sun Journal Shared .
Closed Maine Racetrack Gets New Life as State's 1st Mass Vaccination SiteA Maine horse track that closed last November is getting a temporary new life to fight the pandemic.NECN Shared .
Gov. Mills proposes to treat PPP funds as income on state taxesUnder a new proposal by Governor Janet Mills, Maine would tax the value of forgiven loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.WGME Shared .
Gov. Mills proposes to tax PPP loans in MaineUnder a new proposal by Governor Janet Mills, Maine would tax the value of forgiven loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.WGME Shared .
Lewiston schools agree to partner in fight against childhood povertyIn response to a report recommending new steps to combat poverty, Lewiston School Committee agreed Monday to focus on city's youngest residents.Sun Journal Shared .
Brunswick agency holds 1st drive-thru vaccination clinic in southern MaineIndependence Association and Guardian Pharmacy of Maine team up to vaccinate clients with intellectual and physical disabilities and their caregivers.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Brunswick agency holds state's 1st drive-thru vaccination clinicIndependence Association and Guardian Pharmacy of Maine team up to vaccinate residential clients with intellectual and physical disabilities and their caregivers.Sun Journal Shared .
Brunswick agency holds Maine's first drive-thru vaccination clinicThe Independence Association and Guardian Pharmacy of Maine team up to vaccinate clients with intellectual and physical disabilities and their caregivers.Press Herald Shared .
Brunswick agency holds state's 1st drive-thru vaccination clinicIndependence Association and Guardian Pharmacy of Maine team up to vaccinate residential clients with intellectual and physical disabilities and their caregivers.Press Herald Shared .
Children in kindergarten through 4th grade at Phillips school learn remotely this weekAn individual associated with the school recently tested positive for COVID-19.Sun Journal Shared .
Dexter girls basketball improves to 4-0MILO Dexter jumped out to a 32-0 lead after the first quarter and defeated Penquis 69-6 in girls basketball action on Monday night.Eastern Maine Sports Shared .
Dozens of Maine National Guard members to return to DCSome members of the Maine Army National Guard will be spending a lot more time in the nation's capital.WGME Shared .
Cumberland County superintendents set ground rules for winter sportsAmong the key points: No games until Feb. 8, only two games per week, and an eye toward extending the season.Sun Journal Shared .
River Valley Free Store reopens in MexicoThe operation moved from a basement in Rumford to three rooms and an office offered by the town.Sun Journal Shared .
Maine Senate Majority Leader to step down from Senate Leadership positionMaine's Senate Majority Leader, Nate Libby, announced on Monday that he's stepping down from his Senate Democratic Leadership position.WABI Shared .
Maine Compass: Dear Mr. AaronHank Aaron, who died last week at the age of 86, was a baseball legend, but it was his courage, class and dignity that set him apart.Kennebec Journal And Morning Sentinel Shared .
Winslow School Board ponders athletic competition with teams in 'yellow' countiesThe girls ice hockey team would see their schedule go from 12 games to two.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Chellie Pingree to lead House panel overseeing environment, conservation fundingHer first hearing will examine the role of the federal Park Police in responding to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier in the month.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretaryYellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve, was approved by the Senate on a 84-15 vote, becoming the third member of Biden's Cabinet to win confirmation.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Tire'm Out MondateRecently someone whispered in my guy's ear an alternate trailhead to a small mountain we'd hoped to climb last week but avoided because there were too many vehicles.Wondermyway Shared .
Longtime Lewiston lawmaker to leave post as No. 2 Democrat in Maine SenateSenate Majority Leader Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, is entering his fourth Senate term after first being elected to the House in 2012.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in USMINNEAPOLIS â A new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has made its first known appearance in the United States in a person who recently returned to Minnesota after traveling to Brazil, state health officials announced Monday.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOPThe House prosecutors delivered the sole impeachment charge of "incitement of insurrection," making the ceremonial walk across the Capitol to the Senate.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Chellie Pingree To Lead Appropriations' Interior SubcommitteeDemocratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine's 1st District has been named chair of the Interior subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.Maine Public Shared .
Jan. 25, 2021: Masks In The Maine LegislatureThis Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.This Day in Maine Shared .
2 bodies found in New Sharon homeMaine State Police troopers discovered the bodies after receiving a request to check the well-being of an individual on Havey Road at around 9:40 a.m., according to Maine State Police spokesperson Katy England.Bangor Daily News Shared .
UMaine cancels all games until at least Feb. 4The games are suspended due to positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes, coaches and support staff.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine State Police investigating deaths of 2 people found inside Franklin County homeThe bodies of a male and a female were found inside the home on the Havey Road in New Sharon.Press Herald Shared .
Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as first female treasury secretaryOn an 84-15 vote, the former chair of the Federal Reserve becomes the third member of President Biden's Cabinet to win confirmation.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Bangor police officers recognized for saving man's life while off-duty"I can also honestly say that any member of our department would act the way we did off duty if they were in the same circumstance."Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine Lawmakers Fight Over What's A Proper Face CoveringMaine's legislative leaders have recently beenÂ mired in a debate over face mask requirements at the State House even as lawmakers areÂ expected to consider more than 1,000 bills this session, as well as two spending plans worth more than $8 billion.Steve Mistler Shared .
The AllMyTeethAreSweet Certified Portland Restaurant BibleHey Mainahs! Dont worry, I didnt forget about you. After posting my Boston Restaurant Bible a couple weeks ago, several people asked me to make a Portland version, so alas, here we ar...Anna Anderson Doherty Shared .
Collins: New federal virus relief bill needs refinementPORTLAND, Maine â Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the Biden administration's coronavirus relief package needs to be refined before she can sign on to it.WHDH 7News Shared .
Editorial: Joe Biden should work with moderates on COVID-19 relief"Biden and Republicans have both been using the word 'unity' a lot recently. This is an early chance for everyone to turn those words into action," writes the BDN Editorial Board.Bangor Daily News Shared .
Maine high school coaches earn national Coach of the Year honorsDave Halligan of Falmouth and Mary Beth Bourgoin of Winslow are honored by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Press Herald Shared .
Winter athletics paused at GSA, Deer Isle-StoningtonBLUE HILL — The first full week of the Hancock County winter sports season ended with pauses to athletics at two local high schools.The Ellsworth American Shared .
Pingree to chair powerful appropriations subcommittee overseeing Interior, EPAShe becomes one of the House's 12 'cardinals' who shape the federal funding priorities over their respective congressional fiefdoms.Press Herald Shared .
Portland's first licensed adult-use cannabis testing lab opensNova Analytic Labs joins just one other adult-use lab, Nelson Analytical in Kennebunk, making it the second in Maine.Press Herald Shared .
University of Maine provides update on vaccination efforts within systemThey say their campuses are already engaged in existing vaccination efforts.WABI Shared .
U.S. virus numbers drop as race against new strains heats upDr. Anthony Fauci says the improvement in numbers around the country appears to reflect a 'natural peaking and then plateauing' after a holiday surge, rather than the arrival of the vaccine in mid-December.Press Herald Shared .
Data: Did the post-holiday COVID-19 spike hit central Maine?Recent COVID-19 zip code data released to the Morning Sentinel by the Maine Center for Disease Control corroborated anecdotal reports of a post-holiday case increase in some, but not all, towns in Kennebec and Somerset counties.Kennebec Journal Shared .
Maine CDC reports 328 new cases of COVID-19, four more deathsMaine leaders in the Blaine House and Congress say they're ready to work with the Biden administration on an expanded federal response to COVID-19.Press Herald Shared .